concerning plays by G.L. Horton
First I would like to thank you for having such a resource online.
However, the point of this email is to request permission to perform
the Speed Dating with
a Divorce Lawyer monologue for my sixth grade reading students
(edited in some areas of course) as an introduction into their
drama unit. They are getting ready to experience their first middle
school play and I would very much like to use this particular
monologue as an educational opportunity. --ST (11/30/2006)
I am a student at Ursuline College in Chatham Ontario, Canada
and am requesting permission to use the one act play "Late
Lunch" to perform at my school's playfest assigned by
my drama teacher. According to your website I must have your permission
to use this play. Your permission would be greatly appreciated.
GL Horton replies: You have my permission to use the play.
If this is a big ticket selling deal or it's customary to pay
a royalty, let me know and I'll send you an email contract and
the address where you can send me a few dollars. PS I'd like
to know the date(s) -- so I can brag to my fellow writers.
JK replies: Sorry it's taken so long to reply, I have been
busy memorizing and rehearsing the play. I'm sorry to say that
this is not a big ticket selling deal, all the students have
been divided into groups and each had to find and perform a
play. The assigned playfest will be running from December 4th
to December 7th. My partner and I are the first students to
perform so we will be performing this play on December 4th.
Thanks once again for allowing us to perform this play.
Just wanted to say I think this is a really outstanding website
and a marvelous collection of material. I teach an Adult Education
acting class and was looking around to see what was on the web,
and I was extremely impressed by your work. Just thought I should
pass it on - this is really fine. Best wishes, --KW (11/01/2006)
My son has an audition this Sunday and he is to come up with
a one minute monologue. Can you help me. He is 14 years of age
and very outgoing. Thanks! --OR (10/12/06)
GLH replies: Can't help. Some actors, even at 14, can play
ANYTHING. Others, stars in their 70's, can only play themselves.
Not knowing your son, I can't cast him. I put my words out on
the web, and hope that actors, young or old, will find some
they can connect with and use them to shine.
Following my request for permission to direct your play, And
the Lion Shall Lie Down with
, I would like to let you
know of the performance times and once again ask if I may show
it to an audience. The play will be performed on the 10th of October,
2006 at 18h00 pm and on the 12th of October, 2006 at 12h20 and
18h00. During these times I will be examined on my directing skills.
The play will be performed at the Hexagon Theatre Complex at the
University of KwaZulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa,
in the Studio theatre. Thank you for allowing me to use your play.
GLH replies: Of course you may! Best wishes for a successful
I am a technical theatre student at the Kent State University.
Being a techie I never thought I would do any type of acting,
alas being in the program I'm in they make sure you can experiance
every angle having us attend Art of Acting, Intro to Lighting,
Intro to Costuming, and Intro to Scenery. The intro classes came
a little easier than the acting for me but now my education involves
acting! For our AoA Midterm we are to memorize and preform a monologue.
As you know, the variations and choices are vast and damn near
impossible to choose for a beginner. While I was frustrated and
looking for a monologue for class I mentioned my assignment to
my best friend in Purdue he said he'd come across a monologue
that would fit my personality easily, he linked me to your site
and I agreed with him. He linked me to the monologue "Just
trying to be friendly" from the one act play Conventional
Behavior. Being an Anime and Starwars geek I've had my fair share
of conventions under my belt but never seemed to dig in too deep
or to become a character. I felt that I fit in well with the description
of Hal. Your website asked to contact you for "permission
to perform" and that's what I would like to do, I would like
to use your monologue for my acting class if I may. Thank you
for your time. --PP (09/25/06)
GLH replies: You don't really need to ask for permission
just to do it in class or for an audition. I'm glad you did,
though-- because I'm delighted to make your acquaintance. If
you and your friends decide to put on the whole "Conventional"
play, I'll send you permission for that. Break a leg! PS: I
took a couple of summer courses at Kent State long ago.....
I like the site your plays are on. Is that your own site or is
that a site that other writers can use? If other writers can use,
how does one sign up? --MH (09/18/06)
GLH replies: It is my own site, the product of years of
weekly labor by 3 skilled, intelligent people. My web mistress
friend, Wyn Snow, is brilliant-- and she has her own web design
business --- www.websites4smallbusiness.com.
My site has grown to an average of 1500 visitors per day. I
don't expect that it will make me either rich or famous, but
it is a consistent source of below-the-radar productions. The
other techie involved in the Stagepage site, my husband David
Meyer, is also producing Stagepage Podcasts showcasing my work.
If you go to glhorton.podomatic.com
you'll be able to hear David's program titled "Getting
on the Web", Wyn's tips on how playwrights or other Starving
Artists can set up their own inexpensive sites to promote their
work. Or-- better yet! raise my ranking! Search the iTunes Music
Store or Yahoo! podcast sections for "stage page"
I belong to several organizations that offer to host a simple
web site, or to link to an existing individual playwright web
site. The Dramatists Guild just began to offer this service.
I was amazed to see that only a couple dozen playwright members
have signed up to be included! Of course it won't be widely
used until there's an inclusive list and theatre people figure
out how to make it work for them-- but let's get started, writers!
Today's young people, unlike theatre practitioners of previous
generations, really do search the web to find what they want--
including plays, scenes, and monologues. The International Centre
for Women Playwrights links to sites featuring plays by women
authors. The Mass. Cultural Council is sponsoring a searchable
list of performers, writers, troups and teachers in the New
England region, Matchbook.org.
My local Boston writers' group, www.PlaywrightsPlatform.org,
also links to writers' sites; as does Rob Matson's Storyfoundry.
Playwrights On The Web, ditto.
I enjoyed reading your MBTA play. I am a woman still working
on the Green Line approaching completion of my 23rd year (guess
I missed you when I got there in 1983). I laughed at many of your
accurate capturings of life on the Green Line and although some
of the equipment has changed, the interactions and the customer
questions are very much the same. Told BB (still there) and of
course he remembers you. Planning on bringing your play into the
picking room soon. --PK (08/13/06)
I think doing voice-overs for your website would be a perfect
starting project for the actors in our new Actors in Residence
program! Once the casting is complete we can grab the actors and
set a date to do the recordings. We will be in touch! --CM (07/26/06)
I teach english and drama in a Georgia high school, and I was
looking for lesson plan ideas when I came across your website.
It is wonderful. You provide an incredible resource for educators.
Thanks! --KB (07/20/06)
I've been reading the monologues on your website. I found them
very enjoyable. The reason for my email is that I'm a drama student
from Teesside, England. My latest assignment is to perform a monologue
to an audience. I would like to use "Ruling
Passion" - the monologue concerning the woman about why
she is dressed as Cleopatra. I await your reply. --JH (6/02/06)
GLH replies: Yes, you may use it. Knock 'em dead!
Back on May 6th, 2006 I wrote asking you if I could use your
words to the one-act play "One
More Time" for a class project. You gave your consent.
I'm just giving you a follow-up about how it went as you asked
that this be done. This worked very well for my classmate and
myself. We are both first semester students and our "blocking"
could have been better but all told the instructor said we really
had an understanding of the material and we had a feel for the
characters (I am very pleased with the instructor's critique).
I trust I'll get better with "blocking knowledge" as
I continue to grow in obtaining a skill set for this genre. It
was fun to do this play and I just wanted to say again thank you
for its usage. --MM (5/21/06)
We plan to include "New
York Actor", "Beyond
Measure" and "All
For Love" in an evening of monologues and short plays.
We are a small group that performs free to very small audiences
- this time in a coffee house! Would $40 be an appropriate fee?
If so please let me know your mailing address so I can send you
a check. --CB (5/05/06)
Just a quick note from a middle-aged guy still quite new to Acting.
Actually I'm more of a Voice Actor/Narrator...just did a NASA script!
Yeah! Your site is cool, helpful (I came for the monologues),
and I just wanted to say thanks. It's quite a resource! --BB (5/04/06)
GLH replies: $40 is just fine, thank you. I see I'm in good
company! Break a leg....
I'm a high school senior from the International School Bangkok.
In the end of the school year we are putting on a small production
with my IB Theatre Arts class. We are all going to present monologues,
duets and trios for parents, teacher, and students from school.
I'm a dancer, and I really like your play "Snakes
and Ladders." It would be great if you'd give me permission
to do it for the production. --ELM (5/01/06)
GLH replies: Please, do it! You might also take a look at
my other plays for dancers, "One
More Time", "Dream
Music" and "Oh,
I am a speech pathologist and would like to use some of your
act plays to provide voice therapy for clients at CSUN. --SC (4/26/06)
GLH replies: Sounds to me as if it'd be Ok. But what's CSUN?
I am a drama teacher in New Zealand who has been looking for
some short plays to use with my Fifth form (year 11) class for
a creating character unit. I would like to print off a number
of your plays to add to the pile in which students can pick from.
May I have permission to do so? May I have permission to perform
the plays if they are chosen? It has been great reading through
them; I particularly like how many of them do not require great
scenery or props, which will make it easier to perform in
my small classroom. --AD (4/21/06)
GLH replies: Yes, you have my permission. Do let me know
if they are performed and go well. I like to brag about my "International
I am a Senior taking a "Drama in Ministry" course and
have to direct two of my peers in a one act play. May I have permission
to use your play "One Fiery Leaf" to direct in class?
Thank you for taking the time to read my request. --RH (4/09/06)
GLH replies: You say what and where you are, but not who.
To whom am I giving this permission? (I fully intend to give
RH replies: I'm sorry. I'm [RH]. I intended to put my
name at the end of the message but I guess I just forgot. Thank
you for getting back to me so soon.
GLH replies: [RH] has my permission to direct my play "One
Fiery Leaf" as a Moody Bible Institute class project. (If
it's a big hit and you want to move it upscale, get back to
me for a contract.) Break a leg!
I loved your 4 Women's Monolgues from the one act play "Ruling
Passion"! I am part of a small group of four who have
an assignment in our Literature College class to give a teaching
presentation for the class. All four members will share a one-hour
timeframe. I would like very much to do a reading of one or two
of the monologues, and give copies of the "The Outstanding
Woman of History Contest" to the fifteen students and two
teachers, so they can follow along. I also would like to make
3 copies of the play itself, one each for my two teachers and
one copy for the students to share beforehand, as my professor
wants us to give the class background homework before the presentation.
I would greatly appreciate hearing from you as soon as possible,
since we have to start pulling the presentations together next
week --(although we're not scheduled to present until 4/26 or
later). Thank you very much for this consideration. --MV (4/06/06)
GLH replies: Did I not answer this? I apologize-- I was
performing 8 shows a week at the time, and neglected my email.
Of course you may copy and present Ruling Passion!
Thanks for the play Pregnant
Pause. I am doing a lot with it in Ghana. This Tuesday 14th
April, 2006, 6pm GMT at the ETS Drama Studio I would stage the
play Pregnant Pause. For a surprise and your information, I have
pictures and videos of this play which I think would be perfect
for your site, I would send them to you tomorrow, but do you have
any interesting full length plays that I can direct next semester?
Please reply. Thanks for being the author of this play. It's so
magnificent! --MK (04/02/06)
GLH replies: Congratulations! Thank you! I'd love to have
pictures and videos! I have written 14 or 15 full length plays.
Some of them are on my website complete, and some are represented
by a synopsis and a few scenes. I'd be happy to send you an
email version of the script -- or scripts -- if there is one
that you would like to direct. Some have only four actors in
the cast, some have dozens...
After reading your one act play "The
Thingjimmy" I found it hilarious. I participate in Forensics
in the NCFL in the category of Duo Interpretation. My Duo partner
and I have been looking for potential pieces and I believe that
your piece may fit the bill. I wanted to ask your permission to
download a copy of the piece in order to look it over and to see
if the characters fit our personalities. Thank you for your consideration.
GLH replies: You have my permission. Hope you decide to
use it and knock 'em dead! Make us all famous....
I am an ESL teacher in Texas. I am currently teaching an advanced
Listening/Speaking course, and am interested in using one-act
plays to help my students practice their speaking skills. I found
a wide variety of them on the internet, but thought yours were
among the most interesting. I wonder if I could get permission
from you to use the following one-act plays in our class this
semester: A Late
Lunch, Autumn Leaves,
at Grandma's, Heaven
and Hades, Help
Teeth. If I have your permission, my students will work on
the plays in small groups both in and out of class, and then perform
them for their classmates and me in class in a few weeks. I look
forward to hearing from you regarding this matter. --WJ (3/20/06)
GLH replies: Absolutely you have my permission! And I intend
to brag about it.....
I am teaching English to French people in France. I would like
to use one or more of your plays as a reading exercise in English.
GLH replies: You have my permission. I'd love to hear how
Hi, Im requesting the opportunity to read one of your short
(10 minute) plays. As a member of the CDC club of Toastmasters,
I'm at the stage now where I need to perform a brief play for
our club. (No money will be charged, no profit will be made, no
finances are involved at all!) I know that I'd need your permission
to do so, and as a former theatre major (100 years ago, back in
college in central Illinois) I will totally respect that! I've
had good fun browsing your site and was especially interested
in Autumn Leaves I
or Autumn Leaves II
and Beyond Measure.
Thanks for your help with all this~~and my best to you. --CB (3/14/06)
GLH replies: Ok, you have my permission. If you are a hit
be sure to mention the author and her website! If, not, not.
Break a leg.
First let me say that I love your plays. They really have good
messages. Second, I was wondering if I could see Act2 of Under
Seige. I don't want it for a production or even for classroom
excercises, Ijust love reading plays and I would really like to
see what happens at the end of Under Siege. If you could, I would
really appreciate it. Thanks. --D (3/13/06)
GLH replies: Yes-- but because the play is not commercially
published, I must keep a record of who I send a copy to in order
to protect my copyright. Send me a name and your city or school
and I'll send you the script as an attached file--.doc, I assume?
I am a teacher from Kestrel high school in Prescott AZ. My drama
students need monologues. I was wondering if we could use yours?
So it is only for a class assignment. --LE (3/09/06)
GLH replies: Yes, of course. I've put the monologues I've
written on my web site in order for students to use them. For
class, contests, auditions.... they are my gift to young people
who love acting, as I have loved it for 50 years.
I'm currently a senior in high school at D'Evelyn Jr./Sr. High
School in Denver, Colorado. We have a drama club that is sponsoring
what is called "Senior One Acts," where, if you are
a senior and dedicated to theatre, you're given the chance to
direct a one act play. Theatre has been a large part of my life
ever since seventh grade. I directed my first skit when I was
11, and since then have directed six other short plays and five
short films. I realized this year that I wanted to choose a satirical
comedy for my senior one act. I began reading your play, "Ruling
Passion" and I immediately knew this was the one I wanted.
It was exactly the kind of humor I was looking for. May I, along
with the help of other dedicated thespians, produce and direct
"Ruling Passion?" --WT (3/07/06)
GLH replies: Of course you may. Break a leg! If you need
an official contract, I can email one.
I attend Augustana University here in Camrose Ab. This year we
are hosting the regional one act play festival and I was wondering
if we could produce your play "Beyond
Measure". It would be one performance happening around
March 27. Could you please send me some information on production
rights. Thank you very much. --TC (3/01/06)
GLH replies: Yes, you may do "Beyond Measure".
I'm the publisher as well as the author. If you need an official
contract we can do a simple Guild version via email -- you can
send me a couple of bucks. Otherwise, consider it a gift --
and break a leg!
I'm taking a class called play direction where students have
the honor of directing a one-act of their choice for the entire
school. I saw a one-act play that I thought I could use, "Heaven
and Hades". I liked this play, because it's theme of
the power of art and individualistic heaven. Even though I haven't
yet made up my mind what play I'll work with; I would appreciate
your permission to work with this play. --CP (3/01/06)
GLH replies: You may do my play.
CP then says: I haven't gotten a reply, yet. I wondered if
you have tried to reply. I am currently in a play direction
class, and I would like your permission ... (3/11/06)
GLH replies: You have my permission to print out and analyze
my play "Heaven and Hades". It is sometimes confusing
to have the address from which a request is sent ask for a return
to a different email address-- but I can't find any message
from you in my record-keeping mailbox. A student did ask permission
to perform/direct "H&H" last month, but it was
a different student name and a college rather than a high school
production that I sent permission to then.
I am a theatre student at the University of Florida and I have
recently been studying one of your monologues from "Beyond
Measure" called "Grace
Gets Even." I am really enjoying the character and have
found great links on your website for future projects. I think
it is so wonderful how you make your work so accessible to those
who are in need of great dramatic pieces. I also think your issues
are very important and send a great empowering message to women
as well as the rest of society. Anyway I'm actually writing you
to see if I could have some more information on your play Beyond
Measure, perhaps some reviews of past performances, how it was
perceived, things of that nature. I tried to research it online
but I was not able to find anything. I am required to turn in
the report on Thursday and I am so sorry to bother you but this
email is a last resort, I know you must be incredibly busy because
I read your extensive biography and wow you are an inspiration
to a lot of young women including myself. Well OK thanks again
for being so generous with your work and if you get a chance and
don't mind sending me some information that would be great - thanks
again. --KP (3/01/06)
GLH replies: I wrote "Beyond Measure" for an Equity
actress friend, June Luwin, who is very talented but usually
cast in dignified matronly roles. I knew she worked out in the
gym and was in good shape though in her sixties and I wanted
to give her a role where she could literally "kick ass"!
The production was part of the Boston Theatre Marathon of 10
min plays, where all her actor friends would get a chance to
see this unexpected side to her talent. June takes a weekly
workshop with a famous acting teacher, Ted Kasanof, and one
of her (younger) classmates played Paulette. They worked on
the fight scene with a friend who does fight choreography. I
don't describe the set in the script-- 10 minute plays don't
really HAVE realistic sets, they must be set up and cleared
in about a minute. But I usually have some specific place in
mind: in this case it was a townhouse complex in Cambridge MA
where a professor I know lives. The plot is based on gossip--
I heard that a friend of a friend's cad of an ex-husband dumped
his second wife for their babysitter. This occasioned some gloating,
which inspired me to turn the story into a revenge play. The
Marathon was reviewed, but I don't remember anything either
positive or negative about my play among the 40 or 50 that were
performed. It has had a couple of productions since, but I didn't
see them nor was I sent any reviews.
I would like permission to use your monologues and one-act plays
for my podcast. I will be doing scripted pieces, some of which
I have written, some by others. Mostly comical in nature, I do
plan on doing dramatic pieces, along with some more traditional
radio comedic type scenes. I have not yet produced an episode,
and would be more than happy to send you the link once it is in
production to help you decide if that is necessary. I will also
be doing some readings of short stories. I have written a few
of my own which you can see the rough drafts of at mrecrubook.blogspot.com.
I am currently doing a shared reading of the Princess of Mars
by Edgar Rice Burroughs with another podcast. (buddha-licious.net).
I do have an high interest in Inquest
for starters, but anything you would allow me to perform or enact
on my podcast would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
GLH replies: Yes, you may podcast my stuff. I was hoping
to do some myself-- I'm a very good actress. But though I recorded
a couple of my 10 minute plays with some actor friends, my husband
and I never got the post-prod and "publish" part accomplished.
So please, do a good job! Make us both famous! And Yes, please
... I would like to put a link on Stagepage to any pieces you
'publish'. And I'd like a link back to: my StagePage site, the
script used, AND author credit too, please.
KAT replies: Thank you so much! I will do my best and
absolutely give credit where credit is due. I am still planning
out my website for the podcast but I will be sure to include
the link to your website. And, as always, I will mention where
I got the material from when broadcasting it. I will look into
Stagepage to make sure I list it properly.
I am a teacher at an FE college in Manchester, England. I am
very interested in using some of your work as resources for delivering
a level one certificate unit on the BTec in Performing Arts course.
The plays I am interested in are: Skinny
Teeth, Unbinding Time [Unbinding
Our Lives], Thingummyjig [The
Thingjimmy]. I have four young female students who will be
presenting a short showcase of work towards the end of the year
as part of their assessment. The material will be performed at
college in front of a small audience. I would very much like to
use writing that is new and accessible for this level of drama
work and yours looks just the ticket. Thank you for making your
material so easy to access, there isn't much around for young
women to explore! I hope to hear from you soon. --SW (2/22/06)
GLH replies: I don't understand your first paragraph-- different
education jargon on this side of the pond. However, you have
my permission to use my plays-- if you make them look good and
spread my good reputation I'll be grateful. Do check the titles,
though. The 1st is correct, but the other two.....
Hello, I am 16 years old. I was looking at your website and I
was wondering if I could use one of your monologues for an audition
at my school for the drama club (my audition is for a play called
"Arsenic and Old Lace"). Your monologues are really
great! --TK (2/19/06)
We have fallen for "The
12:22 Brighton from London/Victoria" and would like to
use the piece in competition at a high school speech meet. First
question is - can we? Second - do you have any books that we can
purchase and is this particular piece in one? Is there a publisher
to contact, etc.? The kids gave me info and it may be on your
website and they failed to tell me - I just read the piece and
wanted it done for competition. Thank you so much for your quick
response. --DL (2/17/06)
I wanted to let you know that I coach high school speech in Illinois
and yesterday my performance-in-the-round group performed your one-act
play Under Cover.
We came in 4th place at our Regional competition and are advancing
to the Sectional competition next weekend. Our hope is to travel
to the State Tournament February 17-18! I have found your pieces
to be thought provoking and well-written. I did not write sooner
to ask for permission because I noticed on your website that you
encourage performance by students at competitions. While I was searching
for inspiration to make our performance even better, I came across
an interview you conducted with Bella Online and noticed that you
have MP3's available to this piece. Is that something you could
send to me? Any help or encouragement you could give me and the
students would be appreciated! I plan on taping our next dress-rehearsal
and would be happy to send you a copy! Thank you for your time!
I look forward to hearing from you! --AB (2/05/06)
GLH replies: Yes, it's on my web site. Yes, you may use
it. Please act the heck out of it and publicize the heck out
of it and make it and me famous. And tell everyone about all
the great stuff on my web site!
GLH replies: Wonderful! I will try to find and send the
mp3 files, as soon as I am at my home computer-- I'm in Gloucester
MA today, performing "Martha Mitchell".
AB continues: I just wanted to let you know that we performed
Under Cover at the
sectional tournament on Saturday and qualified for the state comeptition!
We will be performing at the Illinois High School Association
State Competition on Friday 2/17/06 at Oak Lawn Community High
School. If we advance, we will perform again on Saturday, time
TBA. Wish us luck! (2/15/06)
GLH replies: This is wonderful news! Congratulations! I
searched for the MP3 files, to no avail. We haven't exhausted
all possibilities, but it is beginning to look as if they disappeared
in a computer crash. My husband says your school has a nifty
web site, and that it would be great to have a mention of Under
Cover on it along with a link to the Stagepage site where
anyone who cared to could read the script..... is this possible?
I am a level 300 directing student of the University of Ghana.
I would like to use these scripts for a class exercise: A
Late Lunch, Beyond
The Gender Agenda,
Deus Ex Machina.
Please kindly allow me to use these scripts. --KDA (2/06/06)
GLH replies: You may use them. I am proud to think that
my plays are useful to students around the world!
Hi, I would like to use some of your plays for a small group
that I have called Bare Stages. This is a small group of amateurs
who meet each Tuesday evening in a local coffee shop to read plays
and scenes and occasionally performs. A couple of us are experienced
actors but the others are just starting, some only interested
in informal readings and others who I hope I can entice into performing.
We have asmall core of 3-4 experienced actors who (time permitting)
occasionally perform in churches, coffee houses and libraries.
Our average audience is between 5 and 20!!! I should explain that
Bare Stages has existed for more than ten years in Brewster, NY
but I am trying to start the group up again after I have moved
to Bennington, VT. I apologise for being long winded but my questions
(a) may we use your material for informal readings within the
group for instructional purposes?
GLH replies: Yes. please do. The thought of it has me
grinning, and up past my bedtime.
(b) we would like to perform one or more of your one-act plays
- no admission charged, average audience 5 to 20 numbers -not
age :=) what would the royalties be for these uses?
GLH replies: A couple of bucks would be much appreciated,
b/c it convinces the IRS that I'm a "pro" and the
web site is a business expense. But if it's a strain, that's
OK. I'm aiming at Posterity, not Prosperity.....
(c) I would very much like to use a shortened version of "Jenny
Does Shakespeare" for a young lady who has recently
joined our group who is developmentally disadvantaged but loves
Shakespeare and the idea of your play which I have described
to her - 2 pages would be her limit - do you have a shortened
GLH replies: No, but if I don't send you one in a few
days you can you shorten it yourself.
Although from my description above you might think our group
VERY amateurish I feel we can do justice to your pieces - as
I said a couple of the actors are quite experienced and I personally
have been directing and acting for many years and also until
I moved to Bennington I was, in my spare time, Executive Director
of "Musicals at Richter" in Danbury, CT an outdoor
summer stock company producing standard Broadway musicals, a
couple of which I also appeared in!! --CB (1/31/06)
GLH replies: Do please, let me know where and when and
what you are performing. I'll brag about it on-line, which
is nice for both of us.
I just finished reading Act 1 of Under
Seige and Id really like to use Marys
monologue for my drama school auditions. Could you perhaps
e-mail me Act 2 so I can finish reading it? Im curious to
find out how it ends. Besides that, thank you for your wonderful
website! Youre an amazing playwright! --JS (1/31/06)
Hello, I am 14 years old. I am doing an audition on Febuary 16th,
2006. It is to get into the National Youth Theatre, I know I have
left it rather late to be E-mailing you asking for help but I
have kept looking at your site and I cant find the right
one. It needs to be a maximum of two minutes and it needs to be
for only one person, I was wondering if you could think of anything
I could use as I am really stuck? If you cant help then
its okay. Sorry if I was any trouble. --JM (1/26/06)
GLH replies: "It's only trouble because I don't know
how to help you-- I don't know your talent or your "type".
When I was 14 and a high school freshman I mostly played mature
women: queens and hags and motherly neighbors. If you can only
play 14 year olds, I admit that I don't have much for you--
2 girls who are "in trouble" from UNDER
SIEGE is all that I can think of, off the top of my head.
Oh-- and Carrie from "WHAT
KIND OF A LIFE IS THAT?" You are welcome to trim any
of my longer pieces to fit your 2 minutes. I now have more
than 120 monologues posted on my site, and 2/3rds of them
are ok for females... they are either female characters or gender-neutral.
If I overhear any young woman saying something comic or dramatic
in the next few days, I'll write one especially for you. But
I need inspiration! The only 13-15 year olds I see regularly
these days are boys, I'm sorry to say."
I'd like to encourage many to read Geralyn's "Under
Siege" - it is an important, important piece of work,
and challenges ALL. I tried once to hook it up with a college
Theatre Dept - a great venue for it IMO, to no avail. I'd like
to challenge someone to produce it. But please. Read this play.
And THINK. It is why theatre is. --AN (1/18/06)
I am a teenage girl in desperate search of a forensics peice.
My category this year is serious solo acting, which has a maximum
time limit of 8 minutes. I came across your website and found
Elaine's monologues from "Inquest"
and was wondering if it would be alright for me to put a few of
those monologues together for my peice. It's just the type of
thing I'm looking for, and I can't find something like this anywhere!
Please let me know ASAP! --DS (1/09/06)
I am a student of Dobson High School, and I am requesting to
use your one-act play "Help
Wanted" for a project my Drama Teacher has assigned me.
As you stated on the website, I must have an okay from you to
use your script. Allowing me to use it will be a great help for
me. --AY (1/07/06)
GLH replies: Yes, you may. For an in-class presentation,
this is all the permission you need. If it's public and tickets
are sold there are formalities: simple, can be done via email--
but another step.
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